Heartland of Paxton is in Paxton, Illinois, a city with a total of 5,615 people. Sporting an overall score of D, this is a well below average facility. This was not the worse nursing home we graded, however, we would still be very reluctant to recommend it. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
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Heartland of Paxton
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this facility's overall performance, it actually received an impressive inspection report this year with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that category with a B. Our inspection grades account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid places with a list of deficiencies flagged. This place was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing score. In that area, we gave this nursing home an C. The nursing rating assesses a handful of subcategories, however, the paramount one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a somewhat discouraging figure which is well below the national average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility actually excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we looked at. In fact, it performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility's third best area turned out to be its long-term care grade, where it was given a C. In crafting our long-term care ratings, we look at the nursing home's personal care services. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility administered the vaccine to 98.27586 percent of its residents, which is a very respectable total. This nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the fourth category, we gave this nursing home a D in the area of short-term care. This is the nursing home's least impressive category score. Our short-term care scores are thought to be most important for people requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Based on its weak score in this area, we were not surprised to discover this facility provided substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. The final measure we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor metrics sunk this facility's short-term care grade.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heartland of Paxton Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heartland of Paxton, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heartland of Paxton, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heartland of Paxton, 2.49% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heartland of Paxton, 18.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heartland of Paxton, 19.21% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heartland of Paxton, 31.81% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heartland of Paxton, 87.05% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heartland of Paxton, 13.3% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heartland of Paxton, 14.44% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Heartland of Paxton, 1.92 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heartland of Paxton, 14.44 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heartland of Paxton, 13.66 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heartland of Paxton, 69.52% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living usually correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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